Friday, November 20, 2015

Ten 01 grand opening Saturday, 2 pm


Family behind Ben’s Chili Bowl opens new restaurant; Rep. Norton to lead ribbon-cutting ceremony
WHAT:            TEN 01, a new restaurant on trendy H Street NE, will hold its Grand Opening Celebration this Saturday, Nov. 21
                          The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the restaurant’s rooftop bar overlooking H Street. The day will feature all-day happy hour specials, including $2 off signature cocktails and draft craft beers, and $5 select wines.
WHEN:            Saturday, November 21, 2015 -- 2 p.m.
WHERE:          TEN 01, 1001 H St. NE | Washington, DC 20002
WHO:              distinguished leaders including Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.
                          Bernard Demczuk, Ben’s Chili Bowl Historian – Emcee 
DETAILS:        The latest venture from the Ali family, founders of DC institution Ben’s Chili Bowl, TEN 01 embraces the “foodie” scene with Executive Chef R.L. Boyd’s shareable small-plates menu that pairs seasonal, fresh, and fun food with delicious cocktails, to be enjoyed alfresco on the year-round rooftop terrace with heaters or the beautiful reclaimed white barn wood-laden main floor dining area with central look-around full bar.For more information, visit

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Taste of H benefitting JO Wilson is this Sunday at the Atlas


The Friends of JO Wilson, invite you to attend their fourth year of fundraising, the Taste of H Auction, to benefit J.O. Wilson Elementary, a DC Public School. 
The Taste of H Auction is Sunday, November 8, from 6 to 10 pm at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St).  Tickets can be purchased online at
The Taste of H Auction continues this legacy of giving, friendship and support of a DCPS, thanks to the generosity of the local community and restaurants on H Street, NE. Admission includes tastings from 15 H Street restaurants, open bar, music, and live and silent auction. Funds raised pay for teacher trainings, schoolwide field trips, family emergency funds and have provided students with vital educational tools and technology.
Event tickets range from $45 (regular admission) to $75 (VIP admission).
Auction items include: Private Dinner for 15 at Sally’s Middle Name, Daily Rider bike, Weeklong beach stay, YMCA swimming lessons and much more! In addition to attendance, The Friends of JO Wilson also invite the public to support by becoming a sponsor, donating auction items and making direct donations.

Restaurants serving tastings are: Ben’s Chili Bowl, &Pizza, Smith Commons, The Queen Vic, Vendetta, Sticky Rice, Horace & Dickies, Addis Ethiopian Restaurant, Star & Shamrock, Boundary Road, Impala, DC Harvest, Indigo, SOL Mexicana, and Dangerously Delicious Pies!  
Kudos to the neighborhood residents and businesses who work to support this and many other local schools.   You make H Street great. 


Movember Pig Roast with Queen Vic's Ryan Gordon & DC Brau: Saturday, 11/14, 3 pm at at Little Miss Whiskeys

Movember will be hosting a Pig Roast at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar (1104 H St) on Saturday, Movember 14 at 3pm

Chef Ryan Gordon of The Queen Vic will provide the food and the beer comes from DC Brau.  For $60 you are entitled to all you can eat and all you can drink and we will have a cash raffle the day of the event with hundreds of dollars in prizes from The Queen Vic, Kitty’s Saloon, Fuse Pilates, The Bar Method DC, and Right Proper Brewing Company. 

Tickets can be purchased at
All proceeds from the event go to The Movember Foundation which each year challenges men across the globe to grow moustaches for the month of November to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues.  Since 2003 Movember has empowered millions of men and women to join the global men's health movement.  Through the moustaches grown, the connections created and the conversations generated, Movember has raised over $650 million and helped fund over 1,000 breakthrough men's health programs in 21 countries.  This year Movember is concentrating on attacking prostate and testicular cancer, poor mental health, and physical inactivity.  To find out more about the programs Movember makes possible go to

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Friends of Rosedale Library hosting Fall Anniversary Celebration tomorrow 1 - 4 pm


Fall Anniversary Celebration


Donate books in good condition to support FORL’s programs at the Rosedale Library.  Questions?  Contact info is below.

We'll use the books to raise funds for FORL programs and events at the Library.

*Reverse Book Sale
*Bake Sale and Cider
*Halloween Crafts for Kids
*Film Screening at 2 p.m.  “Mama C: Urban Warrior”
*DCPL and FORL info and give-aways.

Sunday, October 25th – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Friends of the Rosedale Library
c/o Rosedale Library – 1701 Gales Street NE,  DC 20002
571-213-1630 |         | 

Rosedale Library - 1701 Gales Street NE

Join us in celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of the Rosedale Library.
 We’re doing things in a different way – a Reverse Book Sale.  Drop off your gently used books and make a donation.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

S Street Rising with Ruben Castaneda TODAY, 4 pm @ArgonautDC

Ruben Castaneda covered crime in DC for the Washington Post for years.  A portion of of his book was published online recently and it was a riveting read.  The book has been favorably reviewed as well.  He's presenting about his book and about DC's past today, at 4 pm at the Argonaut.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Maketto touted in WP Fall Dining Guide & now taking reservations

Maketto (1351 H St) has been one of my favorite spots since before it opened and exceeded my expectations since.  If you've been around H Street at all, you've long known that Erik Bruner Yang is a tremendous talent and a great chef.  If you came to the H Street Farmers' market in recent years, you knew that Erica Skonick makes world class croissants.  If you visited one of their popups or the roaster in Hyattsville, you knew that Chris Vigilante and his crew make a mean cup of coffee and roast some terrific beans.  And, if you've been since it opened, you know that Maketto blends all these elements together with some terrific cooking in the kitchen by Chef James Wozniak and various stylish offerings from Durkl to produce a pretty awesome place to be at 7 am, 7 pm and all times in between. 

The Washington Post's Food Critic Tom Sietsema lavished Maketto with well-deserved praise in his recent review and has now crowned Maketto with a spot in his Fall Dining Guide.  Conveniently for everyone who loves the food there or who is looking for a chance to dine there soon, Maketto is now accepting reservations via phone at (202) 838-9972.  If you haven't been for a full dinner yet, now is your chance to make plans to go.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Join the Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers this Saturday at Sherwood Rec Center (640 10th St NE) for the 2nd Annual Sherwood Day

The Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers are hosting their Second Annual Sherwood Day this Saturday, September 26, starting at 10 am at the Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St NE).
They'll have fun, family-friendly, community-building activities, including a moon bounce and face painting, going through 2 pm.

This Sherwood Day marks the first anniversary of the new Sherwood playground, so we hope everyone who enjoys it and lives in the area can join us to celebrate it and our community.

For more info, following the Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers on Facebook and Twitter.